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In this video, Daniela C. Rodríguez reviews some potential difficulties of working with national governments for disease eradication program success.

Daniela C. Rodríguez, DrPH, MPH Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Take a moment to review the article Pakistan, politics and polio. Then reflect on this statement from the lecturer:

“Not surprisingly, as polio-eradication goals are missed and deadlines are delayed, maintaining country ownership and attention for polio has been difficult. A question for you is, what is the importance of engaging with national governments and having their buy-in? What strategies could you undertake to have that continued support?”

What do you think? What strategies could you undertake to have the continued support of national governments? Are there times when you might want to reach out to other partners besides governments?

Post your thoughts in the discussion.

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